july 24, 2019

“The best thing about the worst time in your life is that you get to see the true colors of everyone.” ~ Unknown     I got to spend the day with this fella and his best gal, also known as Shero. We had a long day of doctors appointments that ended with a nice visit with Aunt Charlene and Uncle Tony. It was a tiring day but everybody got

july 10, 2019

“Don’t let anyone treat you like free salsa. You are guacamole, Baby. You. Are. Guacamole.” ~ Unknown     Today, me and Hero sprang Shero from her most recent rehab stint. Off we went on a beautiful day back to the comforts of their mountain home. Here’s hoping they can keep it together and continue to heal so we can go have many more adventures.  

july 4, 2019

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop     The Idle Hour Country Club has consistently put on the best fireworks show in Lexington for over 20 years. That’s right. The city of Lexington has fireworks, but the country club actually does a better job of it. Hundreds gather on the lawn of what is now the old Shriner’s Hospital and wait for the

july 2, 2019

“Everyone is beautiful when they’re being themselves.”~ Carla Gover     Shero’s rehab facility – The Willows at Fritz Farm – offers a variety of social events. Bingo allows visitors to join in so, we did. Naturally, Hero was already well known by the staff as I soon learned when he won a game or two. Not exactly how I’d choose to spend a Friday night, I doubt it’s how

june 10, 2019

“You are the average of five people you spend the most time with.” ~ Jim Rohn     Dad thought it was funny that I caught all three of us in the photo. We were waiting with mom for her endoscopy. “But wait,” you say, “I thought she broke her pelvis?” Why, yes, she did, but I believe I mentioned complications. I’m happy to report that the scope returned good

june 8, 2019

“[Say] ‘What can I do today, not what I can’t.’” ~ Nancy Vickers     Thanks to each and every one who have sent well wishes for Shero by whatever means you sent them. Today’s update: Surgery still hasn’t been ruled out for a few reasons and we continue to be in limbo. Meanwhile, Shero continues to do her part to be an exceptional patient, doing everything she’s asked in

may 15, 2019

“Joy does not come from what you do, it flows into what you do and thus into this world from deep within you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle     The Stacys (minus Travis here) have treated dad like family for as long as I can remember, even before he started working at CK’s bank. Mom and Vicki worked together at the welfare office when I was a child. I’ve probably told

may 12, 2019

“Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. That’s why life is hard.” ~ Jeremy Goldberg     This is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of my mother. It’s hard to catch her being natural, but catch her I did when we stopped yesterday to photograph the covered bridge. She was enamored with the gorgeous purple wildflowers growing near the road.